THQ: 3DS will “really combat piracy”

By Johnny Cullen
12 July 2010 16:00 GMT


THQ publishing boss Ian Curran has told CVG that 3DS will help “combat piracy,” making it more attractive than previous DS iterations.

“What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there’s technology built in that device to really combat piracy,” Curran told the site.

“The problem with the DS market in the last few years, particularly with the DS Lite, is that it’s just been attacked by piracy. It’s made it almost impossible to shift any significant volume. The DSi combated it a little bit, but the 3DS has taken that a step further.”

Previous DS models have seen a massive uptake of piracy, with European software sales battered as a result.

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata had said previously that there would be tools in place for 3DS to fight the problem.

Thanks, Pocket Gamer.

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